Published date: 8 May 2015

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 8 June 2015

Contract summary


  • Judicial services - 75231000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract


Procurement reference

4663-2-Reducing Reoffending-SE-RFI

Published date

8 May 2015

Closing date

8 June 2015

Contract start date

13 July 2015

Contract end date

31 March 2016

Contract type

Not applicable

Procedure type

Not applicable

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



NOMS are inviting expressions of interest for a Grant Award to support an organisation with work that is aimed at encouraging and to foster interpersonal relationships between staff and service users. Developing an understanding of the needs of the service users can in turn influence a more meaningful relationship. This can effect a safe, secure and inclusive environment with the potential to reduce the risk of violence, exclusion and enhance overall public protection.

The scope of the grant is broadly as follows:

1. The grant will help support, promote and encourage a range of approaches to facilitate improved outcomes for service users. NOMS commissioning intentions include provision to commission services which will "enhance public protection and ensure a safe, decent environment and rehabilitative culture".

2. The funding seeks to enable the following outcomes:

For the applicant/s to be successful the recipient of the grant would demonstrate how their proposals will have specific focus on the development of tools, activities, evaluations and interventions that can improve outcomes for residents of AP's. We envisage the outcomes to compromise of the list below however this list is not exhaustive:
a) Data indicating enhanced resettlement and improved overall compliance with the regime.
b) Protection of staff and other residents and a reduction in disruptive behaviours within the AP environment.
c) Reduced indicators of residents experiencing isolation associated with their protected characteristics via e.g. analysis of complaints received.
d) Quantitative and qualitative interviews and service user sampling.
e) Products that will help to inform and enable new and complementary means of working with individual and specific groups.

Please find further details in the attached Scoping Document.

More information


  • Grant Agreement-Improving Outcomes.pdf
  • Grant Agreement -Pilot a new appraoch that will improve outcomes for the service user's within the National Probations Service's (NPS) Approved Premises (AP)

Additional text

How to apply
The Ministry of Justice will be performing this event through its eSourcing Portal.
The eSourcing Portal is an online application that allows all potential suppliers to create and submit their responses to any Requests for Information (RFI), Requests for Quotes (RFQ), or Requests for Proposals (RFP) via the internet rather than in paper form (where they have been invited to respond).

If you are not registered on the eSourcing Portal please send an email to the relevant buyer, or alternatively to stating: Company Name; Your Name; Contact email; Contact phone number: Sourcing Reference Number: 4663 -2-Reducing Reoffending-SE-RFI.

The buyer or an individual associated with the sourcing event will then contact you with the registration process. If you are already registered on the eSourcing Portal please contact either the relevant Buyer or the expressing your interest in the sourcing event.

The RFI event will be available on the Emptoris e-Sourcing portal from Friday 8th May 2015. This will give you access to all of the relevant documents, instructions and application form.

The application process is due to close at 12:00 noon on 8th June 2015.
Bidders should allow sufficient time to register their interest, prior to the RFI submission deadline on 8th June 2015.

If you have any technical problems while registering or using Emptoris you should contact Further information is also available at If you have any questions regarding the process or criteria, you should contact

About the buyer

Contact name

Shiffiel Dickson


Ministry of Justice, Clive House
70 Petty France